Events: 2014

Lecture

Museums, Shared Heritage and Identity

Crossing Boundaries Lecture Series: Dr. Guido Gryseels.

Lecture Dates

3 Dec – 3 Dec 2014

Opening Reception

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Atrium


Shop

Makers Market

A community market featuring VCUQatar alumni, students and creative Doha-based makers of art, design and craft.

Dates

15 Nov – 15 Nov 2014

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Shop


Lecture

Art in Qatar: An Artist’s Perspective

Crossing Boundaries Lecture Series: Yousef Ahmad in conversation with Dr. Yasser Mongy.

Lecture Dates

12 Nov – 12 Nov 2014

Opening Reception

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Atrium


Lecture

Gambiarra: Repair Culture

Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, in partnership with the Qatar-Brazil Year of Culture at Qatar Museums, is pleased to host MFA Designer in Residence Felipe Fonseca. Fonseca will present his lecture “Gambiarra: Repair Culture”.

Lecture Dates

5 Nov – 5 Nov 2014

Opening Reception

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Atrium


Exhibition

Qatar Mirror

“Qatar Mirror” at Hamad bin Khalifa University Student Center Art Gallery, is the work resulting from a VCUQatar Faculty Research Grant awarded to Michael Perrone, Assistant Professor, Painting & Printmaking, in collaboration with Doha-based artist Ben Barbour.

Exhibition Dates

2 Nov – 1 Jan 2015

Opening Reception

9 Nov / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

HBKU Student Center Art Gallery


Exhibition

Confluence

‘Confluence: photographic based works from the Contemporary Middle East’ brings together for the first time in Qatar the work of Atfal Ahdath, George Awde, and Ali Cherri.

Exhibition Dates

1 Nov – 24 Dec 2014

Opening Reception

5 Nov / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Gallery


Open House

Zwara 2014: Open House at VCUQatar

VCUQatar invites the community to experience a variety of activities, exhibitions, workshops, presentations and tours. Learn about our programs and meet current students and faculty during a fun filled afternoon.

Date & Time

1 Nov 2014 / 3:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Building


Lecture

Lecture by Designer Jake Dyson

Designer Jake Dyson will deliver his lecture “Lighting for a Lifetime” followed by a demonstration of his latest designs.

Lecture Dates

27 Oct – 27 Oct 2014

Opening Reception

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Atrium


Exhibition

Alternative Realities: VCUQatar Students at Karata Art Center

Katara Art Center is pleased to present 'Alternative Realities' a group exhibition featuring works by five painting & printmaking senior students from Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar.

Exhibition Dates

21 Oct – 30 Oct 2014

Opening Reception

21 Oct / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

Katara Art Center


Exhibition

100 Thoughts: Chapter 1

An exhibition featuring ‘100 Thoughts’ by Doha based artist Tim Makower.

Exhibition Dates

15 Sep – 16 Oct 2014

Opening Reception

15 Sep / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Gallery


Commencement

Commencement 2014

The VCUQatar commencement marks the culmination of years of hard work and dedication on the part of the BFA and MFA graduates. Students, their families, friends, faculty and staff come together to celebrate VCUQatar graduates’ accomplishments and rejoice in their venture into the professional life.

Date & Time

5 May 2014 / 5:00pm

Entry

Private - By invitation only

Location

HBKU Student Center


Exhibition

BFA and MFA Exhibition 2014

The VCUQatar BFA & MFA Exhibition is a celebration of the creative achievements of our graduating students and provides the opportunity to preview Qatar’s emerging talent in the fields of graphic, fashion & interior design, painting & printmaking, and design studies.

Exhibition Dates

4 May – 4 Jun 2014

Opening Reception

4 May / 6:30pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Gallery (MFA exhibition) & Room 390 (BFA exhibition)


Presentation

Kheit Competition - Qatar Brazil 2014

The National Museum of Qatar is proud to present Qatar’s international student fashion competition in partnership with Qatar Brazil 2014, Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar, and the Centro Universitário Belas Artes de São Paulo.

Date & Time

20 Apr 2014 / 12:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Atrium


Fashion Show

15th Annual VCUQatar Fashion Show

Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar is pleased to announce its 15th Annual Fashion Show "Center Front". The show is hosted by Salam at The Gate Mall.

Dates

15 Apr – 17 Apr 2014
6:30pm ‐ 7:30pm

Entry

Paid - Ticket required

Location

Salam, The Gate Mall


Exhibition

VCUQatar Faculty Exhibition - Strange Wonders

VCUQatar annual faculty exhibition showcasing new work by current VCUQatar faculty and staff. This year's exhibition takes its inspiration from Company House, one of the heritage buildings within Msheireb downtown area, which played an important part in the lives of Qatar's original oil pioneers.

Exhibition Dates

14 Apr – 6 May 2014

Opening Reception

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

Msheireb Enrichment Centre, Sheraton Park, Corniche


Lecture

Richard Serra: Lecture in association with QMA

One of the most significant artists of his generation, Richard Serra will present a midday lecture at VCUQatar in association with Qatar Museums Authority. His bodies of work in sculpture and drawing, including his large-scale, site-specific sculptures for architectural, urban and landscape settings, have been celebrated around the globe.

Lecture Dates

10 Apr – 10 Apr 2014

Opening Reception

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Atrium


Lecture

Giorgio Olivero: Crossing Boundaries

"Openness is the New Normal"
In recent years a novel combination of open hardware platforms, open-source tools, open licenses and digital fabrication machines have created a solid ground for the explosion of innovative projects and social innovation fuelled by the collaborative DIY ethos of 'makers' culture and new educational practices.

Lecture Dates

26 Mar – 26 Mar 2014

Opening Reception

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Atrium


Lecture

Urban Collisions: The Spatial Politics of Architecture

A lecture by Dr. Wendy Pullan on some major findings from the architecture-led and University of Cambridge based research project, “Conflict in Cities and the Contested State.”

Lecture Dates

20 Mar – 20 Mar 2014

Opening Reception

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Atrium


Lecture

Shahzia Sikander - Fanoon Visiting Artist

Pakistani-American artist Shahzia Sikander will give a lecture to conclude her week-long residency in the VCUQatar Painting and Printmaking department. She is best known for her experimentation with the formal constructs of Indo-Persian miniature painting in a variety of formats and media, including video, animation, mural and collaboration with other artists.

Lecture Dates

17 Mar – 17 Mar 2014

Opening Reception

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Atrium


Exhibition

Lines in the Sand

‘Lines in the Sand’ is an exhibition that brings together realms that seem at first to be mutually exclusive – the historical and the contemporary; the real and the virtual; the tangible and the intangible. This exhibition unearths Qatar’s rich and complex history through interactive media designed to create new and alternate frameworks through with we may view, use and engage with the past.

Exhibition Dates

12 Mar – 14 Apr 2014

Opening Reception

12 Mar / 6:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Atrium


Lecture

Byungsoo Eun : Crossing Boundaries

As part of the Crossing Boundaries Lecture Series, Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar presents "Design Beyond Tradition", with Korean designer Byungsoo Eun.

Lecture Dates

22 Jan – 22 Jan 2014

Opening Reception

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Atrium


Exhibition

Fathi Hassan: The Depth of Hope

Egyptian-Sudanese artist Fathi Hassan presents his latest exhibition at the VCUQatar Gallery.

Exhibition Dates

15 Jan – 27 Feb 2014

Opening Reception

15 Jan / 7:00pm

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Gallery


Lecture

Rose Issa: ‘Signs, Traces and Calligraphy’ : Crossing Boundaries

The first international impact of contemporary Arab and Iranian artists in the West started with "Signs, Traces and Calligraphy", an approach that was not only new in the Western world - because they referred to their own cultural background - but encouraged artists to impose the own original signature and aesthetics in the world art scene.

Lecture Dates

15 Jan – 15 Jan 2014

Opening Reception

Entry

Free - Open invitation

Location

VCUQatar Atrium